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VARIABLE LENGTH BELT CLIP WITH ONE PIECE SLIDING EXTENSION

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009437D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-23
Document File: 2 page(s) / 74K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Charles B. Swope: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

There is a need for different-length belt clips to accommodate variations in belt width. This concept would eliminate multiple designs for a given product.

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Technical MOTOROLA @ Developments

VARIABLE LENGTH BELT CLIP WITH ONE PIECE SLIDING EXTENSION

by Charles 6. Swope, Jorge L. Garcia and Gary Antilla

PROBLEM additional positions of radio tilt to allow for increased capabilities for non-intrusive view area

  There is a need for different-length belt clips and non-obstructive observation of radio activity to accommodate variations in belt width. This and status displays.
concept would eliminate multiple designs for a
given product. SOLUTION

  This invention provides the option for the user to utilize the radio's belt clip to enhance the ergonomic performance of the radio by providing the following:

  l Elimination of multiple belt clip designs hav- ing varying lengths. The invention will allow the user to set a preferred belt clip length based on the type of belt that is being worn or based on user preference.

  l When combined with the combination belt clip/stand feature, the radio user is allowed

  Figures 1 and 2 illustrate the invention. The invention utilizes a low cost ergonometric belt clip design and incorporates a sliding extension at the bottom of the belt clip armature. With the belt clip extended open, the sliding switch engages a slot into the clip attachment assembly. The assembly is designed to accept the slot and hold the clip arma- ture in the open position. The end of the armature is designed to provide additional length to the clip. Three extension positions are shown, however the design is not limited to th...